Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dark Eldar Archon–Armour Step-by-Step

Wow… I need a drink… OK, Now that I have my Rum & Coke I can type out this post of paint mixing followed by more paint mixing and finish it off with completely absurd paint mixing.  So on with it then…

Step 1.  After priming the model Chaos Black I laid down the base coat of the armour using a 2:1:1 mix of Enchanted Blue, Dark Angels Green and Chaos Black.

Archon Armour Stage1

Step 2.  Thinned Chaos Black was painted into the recesses of the armour and between overlapping armour plates.

Archon Armour Stage2

Step 3.  Edge highlight the armour plates using a 2:1 mix Enchanted Blue and Dark Angels Green.

Archon Armour Stage3

Step 4.  Also what I call completely absurd paint mixture step.  Build up the edge highlighting on the armour with a 6:2:1:1 mix of Rotting Flesh, Enchanted Blue, Dark Angels Green and Scorpion Green

Archon Armour Stage4

Step 5.  The last and the easiest step.  Highlight the sharpest edges of the armour plates with straight Rotting Flesh.

Archon Armour Final

That’s all folks.  I’m going to go finish my Rum & Coke and relax for the rest of the night.  Thanks for stopping.  Cheers!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Side Project: Dark Eldar Archon

While I’m pretty sure I have the equivalent of hobby ADD this side project is for good cause.  So for the time being all of my other projects have been put on temporary hold.

I’m painting this Archon for a friend who’s incredible act of generosity compels me to repay his kindness.  Since he refuses any monetary reimbursement, I’m repaying his hospitality as best I can.  Despite the Archon being one of the most evil and selfish figures in the entire 40K universe it’s his favorite sculpted miniature.  So I bought one and plan on painting it as best I can for him.

I finished the base tonight…



I extended the rock that is under the right foot using green stuff (obviously).  I then used Vallejo Black Lava to texture the base and added some GW basing sand to give it a little more character.



I’ll finish the base off with some GW static grass after the model is finished being painted.  Once all is done it should be very close to the one on depicted on GW’s website.

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Thanks for stopping.  Cheers!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hunt For Voldorius by Andy Hoare


I was able to get my hands on this book before it hit store shelves back in August 2010.   It hit shelves a month later in September.

I just finished reading this book a short while ago so I could pick up the new Space Marines Battles novel The Purging Of Kadillus.  Why did it take me seven months to read?  Because this book is just that BAD.

I struggled to finish this book.  It was not captivating nor was it even interesting.  In fact it was rather dull and laughable.  I don’t even really care to discuss the content of the book as the only enjoyment I received from this novel was Mr. Hoare’s gripping obsession with the word “cacophony”.  Every other sentence seemed to use this damn word.  Let me give you the gist of the novel and save you $12.00… Captain Kor'sarro Khan of the White Scars tracks down his arch nemesis Lord Voldorius (an Alpha Legion daemon prince), some ridiculous shit happens, Captain Shrike and the Raven Guard show up, some more stupid shit happens, Marvel’s Silver Surfer swings on by and then Voldorius is slain… The End!

My concluding thought on this novel is two parts: One, do not waste your money on this book and; two, for Mr. Hoare, “ Andy, it’s called a fething thesaurus… Try using it.”

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